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I Corps Reop Camp

Post by Leo Niehorster » 20 Jan 2020 15:27

Greetings!

I Corps Reop Camp raised on 10 July 1941in Palestine by the 2AIF.

Could some kind soul please tell me what the above abbreviation "Reop" means?

Thanks.

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Re: I Corps Reop Camp

Post by Sheldrake » 20 Jan 2020 23:20

I think you might need to work your way through the files on the 1st Corps here https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1360064

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Re: I Corps Reop Camp

Post by Leo Niehorster » 21 Jan 2020 11:15

Thanks. Lot of material to wade through for one abbreviations. 8O

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Re: I Corps Reop Camp

Post by Sheldrake » 21 Jan 2020 12:55

Its either you or me - and you want to know!

It is clearly a 1 (AIF) Corps organisation. 10th July 1941 Looks post Crete and Syria. Its about one month after John Laverack took command of 1st Corps - so maybe it was one of his innovations. You may find more in the relevant volume of the official histories. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1417307

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Re: I Corps Reop Camp

Post by reedwh52 » 27 Jan 2020 16:45

This might simplify the search somewhat. It is the AIF locations list from July 1 to 12/31/1941.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1362169

Is there some context to what was going on and where in Palestine? It may have been a location rather than a unit used in redeploying the AIF divisions. or it could be the Reinforcement Officers School established in Palestine in July 1941.

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Re: I Corps Reop Camp

Post by Leo Niehorster » 28 Jan 2020 09:02

Now that is an outstanding document. Just what I was looking for!

The "Reop Camp" was found in not-original-source material that I hoped could be used, as it corresponded with much that I had previously found.
But the latest doc you linked to is just what I need. Now I can junk the rest.

(Now to find the same for the RAAF :wink: )

Many thanks. :thumbsup:

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